"classroom management," "student learning," and "special education" aren't the only skills we found 2nd grade teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of 2nd grade teacher responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a 2nd grade teacher, 71.7% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 20.9% 2nd grade teachers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most 2nd grade teachers have a college degree. But about one out of every nine 2nd grade teachers didn't attend college at all.
Those 2nd grade teachers who do attend college, typically earn either elementary education degrees or education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for 2nd grade teachers include early childhood education degrees or psychology degrees.
When you're ready to become a 2nd grade teacher, you might wonder which companies hire 2nd grade teachers. According to our research through 2nd grade teacher resumes, 2nd grade teachers are mostly hired by Charter Schools USA, Care.com, and Garfield County Libraries. Now is a good time to apply as Charter Schools USA has 5 2nd grade teachers job openings, and there are 2 at Care.com and 1 at Garfield County Libraries.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, 2nd grade teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Jefferson County Schools, Jefferson Parish Public School System, and Albemarle County Employment. Take Jefferson County Schools for example. The median 2nd grade teacher salary is $50,912. At Jefferson Parish Public School System, 2nd grade teachers earn an average of $50,666, while the average at Albemarle County Employment is $50,660. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire 2nd grade teachers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Potomac High School, Columbia Elementary School District, and Baltimore City Public Schools.